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Dr. Joseph DeSota

"Gilbert is such an important part of the operatic canon, helps to break down operatic stereotypes, and is accessible to people from all backgrounds."

Dr. Joseph DeSota, also a co-chair of GaSS-Kan, is Assistant Professor of Applied Voice and Director of the Washburn Opera Studio at Washburn University. Dr. DeSota is thrilled to be joining the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Kansas in order to bring this joyous, lovely music to our community.

“The works of Gilbert and Sullivan are timeless. The plots are funny to the point of being goofy, the lyrics are jaw-dropping, and everyone always lives happily ever after. This is definitely family-friendly entertainment.”

Sharon DuBois, a resident of Topeka since 1960, says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t fascinated with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, but it probably started when her father talked about taking part in a high-school production of The Mikado.

Sharon DuBois
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